Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Christmas and new year 2017

Enjoyed this year pretty much,
mostly because of the small trips and adventures I had.

One of my friends moved out to a small town around 400 kms away.
I was thinking of visiting her for a long time. So I decided to help her out with unpacking and stuff.

It was not convenient for her to cook, so I made some chappathis, Dosa batter, some chutney powder and one Chicken curry. The curry was spicier and saltier than  usual , as i cooked it in the midnight with half closed eyes  

Never mind ;) 

Train was punctual and I reached her place in 4 hrs. 
She was waiting for me and the food. I felt very sorry for her. She is a cool person , moved out to Germany all alone around 7 yrs before and got settled in her Career apart from the difficult situation she has back home.

I entered her kitchen, poured some batter to make idli and started making Dosa's one after another and she started eating them with chicken curry ignoring how spicy it was.  Felt very happy at heart.
She praised my curry and handed me a banana after food.

I remembered one incident some years before as I was with my husbands family after marriage, the first thing my mother in law cooked for me was Dosas .It was damn salty like 1 tsp salt per Dosa and I still remember how we all tried to swallow it without complaining her. Years after even now she is not good in putting salt  ;)

On the way back home I started thinking ....

Food is precious. Be always thankful that you get your meal everyday.
The views regarding food and cooking has changed with time. It has become recipes rathen than effort. More importance is being given to the decoration but not the ingredients. The person who cooked it, has become important than the taste of the food . Their choices of  whether to eat ot not is controlled by their relation with the person who made it :(

In our forefathers time food was considered as a necessity than Pleasure. Then people were happy just to have food. Now it all has changed.

Chicken curry

Like everyyear managed to make food to giveaway, this time made 5 square formed Pizzas :)

Christmas giveaway

This time Christmas decided to bake a spicy Kerala Plum cake for my Church community and I tried the same recipe now 4 times. 

Ended 2017 with a good note . Expecting much more adventures and good happenings in 2018.
Happy new year to one and all !!!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Donauwellen German Cake


Made this on a couple of occasions now.  One of my favourite cake.


For cake:

350 g Butter
250 g Sugar
7 Eggs
450 g All purpose flour
1 Pck. Backing powder
3 EL Cacao powder
3 EL Powder sugar
2 Glas Cherries

For cream layer:

500 ml Milk
1 Pck. Vanilla pudding powder
1 Pck. Vanilla sugar
225 g Butter
5 EL Powder sugar

For chocolate layer:

250 g coconut fat (Kokosfett)
5 EL Sugar
5 EL Cacao powder
2 Eggs
2 EL Milk


To make the cake,
Beat sugar, butter and eggs well till thick and creamy.
Dry mix flour, backing powder.
Mix both egg mixture and flour together to make a thick batter.
Grease well a 28 inch backing form .
Pour half of the batter into this and spread nicely.
To the other half add cacao powder and powder sugar .
Spread this gently over the first half of the batter.
Place cherries all over the cake.
Bake for 45 min in a 180 degrees preheated oven. 

To make the Cream layer
Make pudding as per the instructions in the pack.
Add vanilla sugar/vanilla essense while making. Let it cool completely.
Add Butter and powder sugar to this and mix well.
Apply it on top of the cake.

To make the chocolate layer
For chocolate layer, transfer the coconut fat in a bowl. Let it melt  by placing over warm water.
Mix in Cacao powder, suagr and eggs and milk . Mix very well.
Pour it over the cream layer.

After the chocolate is semi firm, draw using a fork waves to get the traditionally looking 
Donauwellen cake. (wellen - waves)

Happy Cooking :)

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Happy Sunday!

iTS been a loooong time that i hav written something in my Blog.
Missing my space very much ...hope to catch you guys soon. 
Just got some fruits to mix with my fruit joghurt. 
Starting my Sunday with a sweet note...
Happy Sunday!!!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Rice Dumplings


Rice Dumplings make a healthier Breakfast and mom used to make it often back home.
I have been making it often recently .
  My in laws asked me atleast 5 times why i dont add fenugreek seeds because in their region they used to. 
Sooooo I added this time some fenugreek seeds...
it has a nice aroma n tasting yummy ..


Rice flour - 1 1/2 cups
Coconut milk - 1/2 can
Fenugreek seeds


Dry mix rice flour, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp fenugreek seeds
Boil around 3 cups of water .  Add around 2 cups to the flour and mix well using a Spatula. 
The flour will get cooked nicely. It should be thick enough to make balls .
In a bottom thick pot, boil water.  Add the rice balls to this.
Mix in coconut milk . 1 tsp salt if needed.
Cook for 20 mins. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

Carrot Cake - Easter Special


   Carrots cakes are typically made during Easter times. This time I got again a recipe from, which came out super.

Made 2 times till now. First for Easter celebration in the church and second for sons Holy Communion.  Recieved very positive remarks both times. The recipe is recommandable and i will be making it again ;)


Carrots grated - 375gm
Sugar              -  250 gm
Eggs                - 4
Vegetable Oil  - 250 ml
Cinnamon       - 1 tsp
Backing powder - 2 tsp
All purpose flour- 250 gm
Almonds powdered - 200 gm

For frosting :
Sugar, powdered - 100 gm
Cream cheese (Frischkäse) - 300 gm
Vanillasugar - 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp


Beat Eggs and sugar till creamy .
Mix in oil, cinnamon .
Add grated carrots, powdered almonds.
Mix flour and backing powder. Then add it into carrot mixture in 2 batches .
Mix uniformly.
Pour into a 28 inch form and bake in 180 degrees for 45 minutes.

Mix well the ingredients for frosting and
apply uniformly over the cooled down cake.
Decorate with iced carrots and chopped pistas.